Ilia Xypolia is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Aberdeen, UK. She has previously worked at Keele University and the University of London. Her interdisciplinary research interests that broadly concern democracy, nationalism and imperialism engage with and contribute to the historical-sociological strand of International Relations. Her publications and ongoing research cover various aspects of the history and politics of the Eastern Mediterranean through a globalist perspective. She is also the Reviews Editor of the refereed periodical Journal of Global Faultlines.